Towards the end of last year I told myself that I would have kegging equipment by the end of 2013. I figured giving myself a year would be plenty of time to get all the equipment and would also give me time to hunt for the best prices. Well, thanks to my tax return I was able to get it sooner than I had planned!
I found a 5 cubic foot chest freezer on Craigslist for $40 and purchased all the kegging equipment, including the 2 used ball-lock kegs, from my local homebrew store. Got a call yesterday from them saying that the kegs finally arrived, so I stopped by to pick them up.
I had 2 batches of beer (a stout and a petite saison) ready to keg, so when I got home I quickly got down to sanitizing the kegs and transferring the beer over. Had some small issues with CO2 leaks, but tracked them down, tightened everything up, and it’s now sitting happy in the keezer. Now to wait for the beers to carb up (not going with a quick carb method, just the set and wait for these beers).